DAISY Pipeline Overview and use cases

Original Author(s): Olaf Mittelstaedt

The DAISY Pipeline is a transformation tool that solves issues of complexity and complication, where the complex part is the user's necessary decision of what he wants to do, but the complicated part of implementing that decision is taken care of by the Pipeline.

The Pipeline articles on DAISYpedia describe the most widely used transformation options starting with the input file in DTBook format. This is the *.xml file that could be derived from the Save as DAISY plug-in for Microsoft Word and Open Office. Save as DAISY is the recommended tool for creating the DTBook file. All further transformations, including TTS narration, are done using the DAISY Pipeline.

The original reason for creating the DAISY Pipeline was the DAISY Consortium's guarantee to its members that content produced at any given stage of development of the DAISY standard would be future safe and thus could be migrated to the actual stage of said standard. This promise was not only kept, but dozens of other transformational possibilities have been added and are still being added by DAISY members.

The current user interface is composed of over fifty different possibilities, each of which is composed of several transformational steps that follow each other in a logical path to produce the desired outcome.

Whatever you want to do using the Pipeline, the first step is always Ctrl + N which opens the Pipeline Wizard (you can find all keyboard shortcuts by Ctrl + Shift + L)

Image of 'Pipeline Wizard' icon in DAISY Pipeline

DAISY Pipeline use cases

See also

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This page was last edited by Editor1 on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 07:58
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Please delete me as original author if you intend to go ahead with those changes. Thanks, Olaf